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Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog" Compare Dingo and Kunming Wolfdog. Which is better: Dingo or Kunming Wolfdog or Saarloos Wolfdog?
Name Dingo Kunming Wolfdog Saarloos Wolfdog
OriginsAustralia China Germany Netherlands
Group Hunting Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank466198322
Reviews000
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Other Names Australian Dingo, Australian Native Dog, Maliki, Warrigal, Noggum, Mirigung, Boolomo Kunming Wolfdog, Chinese Wolfdog Saarloos Wolfhound
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
Dog Registry of America Inc. No set
Price 500-1000 $800-$1200 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog

Size Medium Large Large
Weight 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg) 66-84 pounds (30-38 kg) 79-90 pounds (36-41 kg)
Avg. Weight 60 pounds (27.5 kg) 75 pounds (34 kg) 84.5 pounds (38.5 kg)
Height 19-23 inches (48-58.5 cm) 25-27 inches (64-68 cm) 24-29.5 inches (60-75 cm)
Avg. Height 21 inches (48-58.5 cm) 26 inches (66 cm) 24-29.5 inches (67.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog

Coat Thick
Double
Smooth
Double
Dense
Colors Yellow
White
Black
Light Straw
Deep Rust
Blue
White
Tan
Silver
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Dingo requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Kunming Wolfdog requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Saarloos Wolfdog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Dingos shed moderately.
Kunming Wolfdogs shed moderately.
Saarloos Wolfdogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog

Temperament Agile
Cooperative
Restless
Aloof
Loyal
Intelligent
Curious
Willing
Stubborn
Devoted
Independent
Proud
Energetic
Lively
Reliable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dingo's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Kunming Wolfdog is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Saarloos Wolfdog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Dingos are quite easy to train.
Kunming Wolfdogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dingos are not the most playful dog breed.
The Kunming Wolfdog is a highly playful breed.
Saarloos Wolfdogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are easygoing, low-sensitivity dogs.
Kunming Wolfdogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Saarloos Wolfdogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Dingos may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Kunming Wolfdogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Dingos are known to be antisocial.
Kunming Wolfdogs need a lot of social interaction.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are kinda antisocial.
Barking
Low to Average: The Dingo rarely barks.
Average: The Kunming Wolfdog barks occasionally.
Average: The Saarloos Wolfdog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Dingos are average watchdogs.
Kunming Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Dingos strongly protect their territory.
Kunming Wolfdogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential High
The Dingo has a high chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kunming Wolfdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Saarloos Wolfdog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dingos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kunming Wolfdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Saarloos Wolfdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dingos have average wanderlust potential.
Kunming Wolfdogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Wanderlust potential of the Saarloos Wolfdog is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Dingos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Kunming Wolfdogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Saarloos Wolfdogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Dingos are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Kunming Wolfdogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Dingos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Kunming Wolfdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Saarloos Wolfdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dingos love being alone, they need their own free time.
Kunming Wolfdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Saarloos Wolfdogs handle alone time quite well.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog

Stranger Friendly
Dingos are average friendly towards strangers.
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Dingos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Dingos are average friendly towards cats.
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Dingos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Kunming Wolfdogs are not dog-friendly.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Dingo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Kunming Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Saarloos Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dingos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dingos are generally with other pets.
Kunming Wolfdogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Dingos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Kunming Wolfdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Saarloos Wolfdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dingo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Kunming Wolfdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Saarloos Wolfdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog

Health Issues
Dingos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Saarloos Wolfdogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Canine Distemper
Heart Worms
Tapeworms
Bloat
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Degenerative Myelopathy
Epilepsy
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Eye Problems
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Panosteitis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Von Willebrand's Disease
No set
Life Expectancy 16-20 years 12-14 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dingos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Kunming Wolfdogs are high energy dogs.
Saarloos Wolfdogs are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Dingos have an average exercise need.
Kunming Wolfdogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Saarloos Wolfdogs need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Dingos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Kunming Wolfdogs don't need too much sleep.
Saarloos Wolfdogs don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Kunming Wolfdog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Saarloos Wolfdog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Dingo has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kunming Wolfdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Saarloos Wolfdog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dingo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kunming Wolfdog is an average drooler.
The Saarloos Wolfdog is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Dingo vs Kunming Wolfdog vs Saarloos Wolfdog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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